Handbook for Mortals
Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness
Joanne Lynn, MD, Janice Lynch Schuster, and Joan Harrold, MD
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By Janice Lynch Schuster Like all the mothers and grandmothers I knew when I was a child, my grandmother had a purse that was more a small suitcase, from which she pulled any number of essential items: tissues and mints, powder and lipstick. For reasons that puzzled me ' I was only 4 or 5 ' she also carried two pairs of eyeglasses, one of which she used for distance, the other for reading. As far as I was concerned, eyes were eyes and glasses were glasses, and having to search for certain glasses for a specific activity made no sense. Yet whenever she misplaced her reading glasses, a frenzied search would ensue.
Posted on October 7, 2011
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